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Buffalo Chickpea Dip

This post has been updated – it was originally compensated as part of my partnership with Stonyfield and may contain affiliate links. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Two of the most in-demand game day snacks have to be Buffalo wings and hummus. But why pick between spicy and smooth when you can have the best of both worlds?

Bowl of buffalo chickpea dips with veggie chips and celery sticks for dipping

This dip is fiery and addictive. It’s extra smooth thanks to a dose of Greek yogurt, which also helps keep it much healthier than your typical bowl of dip.

It’s topped with crunchy celery, tangy blue cheese and an extra drizzle of wing sauce for an extra kick.

Dipping a celery stick in a bowl of buffalo chickpea dip

How to Make Buffalo Chickpea Dip

This recipe seriously comes together in just minutes! You can make it ahead of time and stash it away in the fridge until you’re ready to eat, or dive in right away.

While you could make the Buffalo Chickpea Dip by mashing everything together with a fork or potato masher, I highly recommend using a food processor. It will whip everything together to make it nice and silky smooth.

Rinse and drain your chickpeas and add them to the food processor along with the wing sauce, yogurt, and lemon juice. Let it process until smooth. If it’s a little too thick, you can add more yogurt to help thin it out a bit.

I like garnishing the top with some chopped celery, pieces of blue cheese, and an extra drizzle of Buffalo wing sauce.

Now all you need to do is decide what you want to dip into this bowl of deliciousness!

Dipping a blue tortilla chip into Buffalo chickpea dip

What to Dip in Buffalo Chickpea Dip

I have some favorite dippers for this dish, but really the sky is the limit!

When I first made this dip back in 2014, I was sent a case of chips from Late July.

Each variety was delicious, but my husband and I agreed that Red Hot Mojo was the perfect accompaniment for the Buffalo Chickpea Dip. It adds a bit of smokiness that really compliments the chickpea goodness. Sea Salt by the Sea Shore was a close 2nd.

And we may have polished off an entire bag of Dude Ranch before I even finished chopping the celery garnish. Don’t judge.

7 varieties of Late July tortilla chips

The Late July chips are great because they’re all organic, non-GMO, 100% whole grains, lightly salted/low sodium, gluten-free, and peanut & tree nut free… and absolutely delicious! Most of the flavors are even vegan.

And Late July is an independent, family-owned company that donates 10% of its profits to charity. What’s not to love? To win some free Late July and Stonyfield products of your own, check out the giveaway details after the recipe below!

Bowl of buffalo chickpea dip with celery sticks and veggie chips

The last few times I made this dip, I opted for celery sticks (a natural choice to go with anything Buffalo-style), veggie chips, carrot sticks, and pretzels. We really like these Butter Snaps from Snyder’s – they’re a great shape for dipping.

When I make this dip to go, I like to prep the dippers in advance. I’ll often clean and cut the veggies and pop them into my favorite reusable bags in the fridge.

Dipping a veggie chip into a bowl of buffalo chickpea dip

This dip is also delicious used as a spread for sandwiches and wraps. It’s so easy to put together and is always a hit, especially as part of game day appetizer spreads.

My Buffalo Chickpea Dip was a favorite with the Stonyfield crew, and they even did some in-store demos of my recipe around the country. Pretty cool!

What are your go-to game day snacks? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below!

Buffalo chickpea dip with veggie chips, celery sticks, and a bottle of wing sauce.

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Bowl of buffalo chickpea dip with celery sticks and veggie chips

Buffalo Chickpea Dip

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Two of the most in demand game day snacks have to be Buffalo wings and hummus. But why pick between spicy and smooth when you can have the best of both worlds?


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons FRANK’S® REDHOT® BUFFALO WINGS SAUCE, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I like using a whole milk variety)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 stalk celery, diced, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese, for garnish


  1. Place chickpeas, wing sauce, yogurt and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor. Purée until smooth.
  2. Place in a bowl, drizzle with more wing sauce and sprinkle celery and blue cheese on top. Serve with chips and/or fresh veggies for dipping. Would also be great smeared on a sandwich!


If you have time to chill this dip, it tastes even better!

If using regular yogurt (not Greek), start with 2 tablespoons and add more if needed to make sure the texture of the dip isn’t too loose.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 144
  • Sugar: 1.1 g
  • Sodium: 756.8 mg
  • Fat: 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7 g
  • Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6 mg

Keywords: game day, super bowl, buffalo dip

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And now for the giveaway! Do you want to win your very own sampler pack of Late July chips PLUS coupons for free Stonyfield yogurt so you can make delicious dips in your own kitchen? Just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite party food is.  The contest will close on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12 noon (Eastern Standard Time). One winner will be chosen via and will be contacted via email to get mailing information. Good luck, everyone!

UPDATE – The winner has been selected via – CONGRATS to itzia!

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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